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Medwick Park

Location:

Borough of Carteret

GPS Coordinates:

Post Boulevard:  DMS 40° 35’ 57.77”N; 74° 14’ 13.55” W
Pauline Street: DMS 40° 35’ 44.07” N;  74° 14’ 52.11” W

 
Acreage: 88 acres
 
Facilities:

Synthetic Little League Field
Natural Grass Little League Field
Tennis Courts
Synthetic Football/ Soccer Field
Natural Grass Football/Soccer Field
Open Play Area
(2) Playgrounds
(2) Comfort Stations
(2) Reservable Picnic Groves
(1) Open Picnic Grove
Bike/Walkways


Key Feature:

(2) Nature Observation Decks overlooking Rahway River

Park Map (Adobe PDF)

 

 

Joseph Medwick Memorial Park is dedicated to Joseph Michael “Ducky” Medwick (November 24, 1911- March 21, 1975), a native of Carteret. Joeseph Medwick was a major league baseball player who began his career as an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1932. Nicknamed “Ducky” because of his waddling walk, Medwick was elected New Jersey’s “Athlete of the Century”. He is a 10-Time Major League Baseball All-Star who holds the record for consecutive seasons with 40 or more doubles between the years of 1933- 1936. He was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968.

Joseph Medwick Memorial Park was the first location of WOR AM radio station from 1936 to 1967. The station served Philadelphia, Trenton, and New York City. Middlesex County took ownership of Medwick Park in 1970. Since that time, the Board of Chosen Freeholders has raised 15 million dollars through bonds to make major renovations that were completed in September of 2012. It is the largest recreational facility in Carteret.

 

 
     
   

 

DIRECTIONS:

Route 287

  • Take Exit for 1 North
  • Follow directions for 1

Route 1

  • Make right onto Avenel St. (Woodbridge)
  • Make left at 2nd light (Rahway Ave.)
  • Make right onto Randolph Ave. (this turns into Roosevelt Ave.)
  • Make left onto Post Blvd.
  • Follow Post Blvd. into park

Route 35 North

  • Make a right onto Main St. (Woodbridge)
  • Bare left at fork in road (Rahway Ave.)
  • Make right onto Randolph Ave. (this turns into Roosevelt Ave.)
  • Make left onto Post Blvd.
  • Follow Post Blvd. into park

Route 9

  • Follow 9 into 1 & 9
  • Follow directions for Rt. 1

Garden State Parkway South

  • Take Exit 130 (1 North)
  • Follow directions for 1

Garden State Parkway North

  • Take Exit for 9 North
  • Follow directions for 9

NJ Turnpike

  • Exit 12 (Roosevelt Ave., Rt. 602) Carteret
  • Bare right, following sign for Rahway onto Roosevelt Ave.
  • Go over bridge
  • Make right at bottom of bridge onto Post Blvd
  • Follow Post Blvd. into park